Core Lab Stock Info Loading...

US CN RU

Formation Damage


We conduct a wide array of flow studies and related testing to evaluate the potential for fluids contacting a reservoir creating production impairment. Typical fluids evaluated are the base fluids and components used in completion and fracturing work. Mud damage and mud filtrate damage studies are also possible with specialized equipment to simulate circulation in the wellbore. Some of the standard studies available are listed below. Customized studies can be designed to meet specific needs. Contact us for more information.


Formation Damage studies includes:

  • Fluid compatibility and critical velocity flood testing
  • Fracturing and gravel packing fluid formation damage testing
  • Mud damage and removal evaluations
  • Matrix acidizing of sandstones and carbonate formations
  • Capability to flow brine, oils and methane gas
  • Capability to evaluate very low permeability down to 1 microdarcy
  • Custom designed equipment and test procedures to meet customer exact needs

Supporting Formation Damage Services:

  • Routine core analysis to establish baseline data
  • X-ray diffraction analysis to verify mineralogy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Thin section analysis and photography
  • Acid solubility and ion analysis